About Us

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Violets, the Rhode Island State Flower

The State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) is administered by the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH), the single state authority for substance abuse prevention and treatment and the state mental health authority. The Department licenses substance abuse and mental health treatment providers and contracts with community-based providers, community mental health centers, and municipalities to provide a broad array of programs and services.

In 2006, the SEOW was established as part of the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG), within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS). In 2008, the SEOW was transferred from EOHHS to BHDDH. SEOW work has been supported since by various Strategic Prevention Framework grants procured by BHDDH as well as volunteer membership from key stakeholders.